Police: Man arrested following shooting at Jefferson National Forest

Police: Man arrested following shooting at Jefferson National Forest
Wythe County officials say a suspect is in custody following the shooting death of a woman in the Jefferson National Forest. (Source: WBRC)

WYTHE Co., Va. (WDBJ7) - Wythe County officials say a suspect is in custody following the shooting death of a woman in the Jefferson National Forest.

Authorities said Steven Ray Crouse was charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and disposal of a body.

The Wythe County Sheriff’s Office said an unidentified woman was found dead near the roadway on Oriole Drive.

A search warrant was obtained by the Wythe County Sherriff's office and was executed at a home at 1591 Old Wilderness Road in Ceres where Crouse was arrested.

This is an on-going investigation, no information has been released on the woman’s identity at this time.

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